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Riding Proficiency Tips and suggestions for improving the rider's safety skills and riding techniques

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post #1 of 56 Old 05-21-2015, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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How not to ride at the gap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEC-AanEl5Q

Goes in hot with the wrong line (early apexing), doesn't lean, suffers from target fixation (instead of using it to ones advantage).

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Unfortunately this would be a vast majority who ride that road who think and believe they know how to ride.

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Man! That guy had multiple opportunities to die if he had oncoming traffic- lost count how many times he was in the opposing lane....some of which he couldn't see around the curve.

I rode part of the BRP yesterday and met a 2 up sportbike on MY side of the yellow line...as I like to say they were dang lucky I was on my bike and not in my F350!

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Also I think he's riding a bigger bike than he should. I think he's on a honda st

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He must have been from somewhere that has straight, flat roads. I cringed every curve watching it!

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Man.... made me feel good about my limited abilities. You gotta know your skill set and limits
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He must have been from somewhere that has straight, flat roads. I cringed every curve watching it!
I think it was the last year of the Asheville Honda Hoot that I rode their 150 mile dual sport event (on my plated XR400), then rode my SV650 the next day on the BRP.
Came up on two older men, both on GoldWings, both had run off on the shoulder and dumped their bikes.
A Ducati rider and I stopped- nobody was hurt, they just needed help righting their bikes...
As soon as we got them stood up they wanted to know how to get out of there by the straightest roads possible- they were headed back to Texas and were done with windy roads

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Exclamation

The crash starts after 8:50 in the video, to save everyone from having to spend the first 8 minutes cringing like I did just waiting for the inevitable f-up. He clearly fixated and froze up after yet another double-yellow-crossing maneuver on the lee side of a blind curve.

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Is this a PSA?? No one can be that bad...

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The crash starts after 8:50 in the video, to save everyone from having to spend the first 8 minutes cringing like I did just waiting for the inevitable f-up. He clearly fixated and froze up after yet another double-yellow-crossing maneuver on the lee side of a blind curve.
After about 3 minutes I got frustrated and gave up. I'm glad you mentioned when the crash was so that I could skip to it.
There are idiots out riding like this that I see every day. I think that a motorcycle safety course ought to be mandatory to get your license, and then an advanced course every couple of years as a refresher.
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